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Red House Painters (Roller-Coaster)
  • Artist: Red House Painters
  • Label: 4Ad / Ada
  • UPC: 652637340914
  • Item #: 1506756X
  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 8/11/2015
  • Rank: 71250
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Price: $26.99
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Red House Painters (Roller-Coaster) on LP

Double vinyl LP pressing. Just one year on from their brilliant debut, Red House Painters were back with not one, but two albums. Both eponymously titled and released just months apart in 1993, the first of which was this ambitious double album. The album follows Red House Painters' 1992 debut Down Colorful Hill, and the recording sessions spawned twenty-three songs culled from Mark Kozelek's back-catalog, 14 of which comprised this release, which is often called the Rollercoaster album. Kozelek's lyrics focus on themes of pain, desolation and loss, while musically the album runs from the folk-pop of "Grace Cathedral Park" to the shoegaze of "Mistress" to the stark "New Jersey" and onto the soundscapes of "Funhouse" and "Mother".